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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Easter doesn't have to be pink.

I decided to use a different color this year to decorate my table . Last year it was pink and green, and all the traditional colors one thinks of when thinking of Easter. So this year I went with a different color.
 
 

Yes, Orange… as in carrots and bunnies.
Then I added a wide band of cream colored lace. I think nothing says Easter like lace.


I made the under layer in plain orange {I can see halloween coming}. Then found this wonderful flowered print with an orange background that matches the orange color. I don't think it could have been any better suited. 



The little sheep are so cute, and there are little fluffy checks, as well as a bunny or two in the basket.
My Easter basket has a collection of flowers, berries, ribbon and an egg or two in a natural colored basket.

Even the tea towel is orange with a carrot design woven into the fabric. I guess one doesn't have to use only pastels to show off an Easter basket after all.
I really like it. Don't you?

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Cramming with style…..

When you have a limited amount of space, and a lot to put into it… that's what you call it.
  I've been looking for a sewing table that would fit many needs. Yesterday, after UPS brought my new table, and I put it together, came the crazy part. How to get it all in there and not feel cramped.
  My sewing/computer room has it's limits, but I had faith it would all fit …. somehow!
  I'm still moving stuff back in, but at least now, I don't feel like a sardine in a tiny can.
What do you think?
The new table….

A new table for my old Singer


storage….


A workbox {stuffed with scrapbooking supplies}


The computer section...


More storage….{ one can never have enough}


And the new table opened out into extend space for cutting or working on a scrapbook...


Pretty neat I think….



Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Nothing to match, a Montana snow flocked tree.





Unless it's two snow flocked trees


The front of my house, with it's blue lights.



 Of all the pictures I've taken over the years, this one reminded me of the part of the Christmas story about the star in the east.



 Right above a tall tree, snow cover, that stands next to the end of the house.





Does the moon count as a star?


No matter what it counts as, it reminds us on the night before Christmas eve
we aren't really alone.

Merry Christmas everyone!


Monday, November 30, 2015

A stocking to match

Here is my mantel with the stocking I just finished to go with my tree skirt. And one pillow to match the colors.
Stocking



Tree skirt









I made the blue pillow.












Mantel
Mantel

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Here we are again…..

Time for Christmas decorations {and yes they are already in the stores.} lol.
  So for this year, I had a change of plans. I had planned to use an angel theme.
However, something else came up. In the spring I had started to work on a project with
peacock colors. Then it seemed everywhere I looked there were peacocks. The colors, the bird,
and on just about everything. Then I decided to make my tree and decorations  with peacocks.
Love the richness of the colors.
  When the ornaments came out in the stores, there were peacocks everywhere. So here is what it looks like when peacocks and christmas combine.

First was the door wreath…


Then I started with putting up the tree, and it's explosion of colors.


The tree is green, but more like a different shade of the usual green tree. I had more ornaments from past trees then I could use.
I love the way it turned out. I still have the tree skirt etc to make up, but I so enjoy seeing the christmas tree and I almost always take it down very soon after christmas. This lets me enjoy the tree dressed in all it's finery, and just maybe encourage others to be thinking about their tree.
  So here it is…. peacock heaven.







There are birds, and fish and even a dragonfly or two. Lots of colored balls, and this year the lights, fade from white to blue and back again.
  What do you think of the peacock tree?

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Last rose of summer…..

One last red rose bloomed. Against a backdrop of leaves in a riot of color, it stands out reminding us another summer is at an end.


The rose hips are not quite a deep red.

And the leaves are putting on a show. One tree in yellow and the other flaming red, they provide a fall fashion show next to the koi pond.


High up in the top of the choke berry trees, the last of the brilliant red berries seem to be holding on to their thorn spiked branches. It's as if they mimic my very thoughts of just one more day of sunshine before the snow flies, and winter arrives in all it's ice and snow.


Not to many left up there, but the trees produced a lot of berries, of which I did share out around nine gallons. I put another 8 or so in my freezer, and have picked smaller and smaller bowls full every time I go out to walk in the garden. I really believe those trees tried to keep me out of reach of the berries, as my hair tie was pulled off twice in one day, and I have more scratches then any time in the past. lol.
  Aren't the berries a beautiful red?




Others said they tasted really good.
I felt it was the right things to do to share what nature had given me so bountifully.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

A different night sky

A couple of nights ago I went out at twilight to feed the Koi and this is what I saw in the southern sky.


That is the moon, and sunset was well on. Montana isn't called Big Sky Country for nothings.